WSOP APAC Main Event Day 2 – Montgomery Leads

Picking up chips

Day 2 of the 2014 World Series of Poker APAC Main Event has just finished not so long ago and it has brought us down from the 182 players that survived the opening day flights to just the 70 that will now be coming back tomorrow for Day 3.

After an enthralling day at the tables that saw six levels of 90 minutes apiece, it was Kyle Montgomery that came out at the top of the chip counts with 595,000. He leads a tough top ten however that includes Jackie Glazier, Frank Kasaela and Brandon Shack-Harris.

The action really was thick and fast on Day 2 as there were more than 100 eliminations and a handful of players that seemed simply unbeatable. Jackie Glazier for one, who was the last woman standing at the WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas, surged to the top of the chip counts at one point but lost a few near the end of the day to finish in 3rd place.

The latter has actually ensured that the race for the World Series of Poker Player of the Year is far from over having seen the leader in PokerStars Team Pro George Danzer eliminated today. Others to join Danzer on the rail on Day 2 were bracelet winners Joe Hachem, Greg Merson, Phil Hellmuth, and Jeff Lisandro among many others.

As for the names that have lived to see another day are PokerStars Team Pro Jonathan Duhamel, Brian Rast, Tobias Reinkemeier, Jack Salter and even the legendary cricketer Shane Warne. Warne will feel incredibly lucky to be there though after his pocket kings cracked the pocket aces of another player when all-in preflop.

This all just leads to what should be a cracking Day 3 at the felt tomorrow, where the money and the bubble starts to come into play. The event really is shaping up to be a classic, especially with Shack-Harris still in with a chance at that WSOP Player of the Year title.

The Current Top Ten

1st) Kyle Montgomery – 595,000

2nd) Victor Teng – 511,800

3rd) Jackie Glazier – 444,700

4th) Ivan Zhou – 430,000

5th) Henry Wang – 307,100

6th) Sean Winter – 269,400

7th) Frank Kassela – 267,500

8th) Shao Liu – 250,100

9th) Alexander Antonios – 228,000

10th) Brandon Shack-Harris – 221,100

The action gets back underway as the remaining 70 players look to try and establish themselves in the top 30 paying positions. Be sure to check in with us tomorrow so that we can keep you fully updated on the superb action at the Crown Casino in Melbourne

Prize Pool Information in AU$

1st) 850,136

2nd) 516,960

3rd) 343,805

4th) 231,287

5th) 164,089

6th) 118,769

7th) 87,514

8th) 67,198

9 – 10th) 53,134

11-12th) 42,194

13-14th) 31,880

15-16th) 25,629

17-24th) 23,441

25-32nd) 21,556

33-36th) 20,003